Community Notebook

Shoulder expansion public meeting set

An informal Public Meeting concerning the planned Shoulder Expansion of Dale Drive from Park Ave to Frisbee Road will be held on July 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the Cassadaga Fire Department at 22 Mill St.

Representatives of Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities and their engineer will be available to discuss the preliminary plans that have been prepared and answer questions from individuals interested in the project. Comments will be received in writing either in person, mail, fax or email. No formal presentation is planned for this meeting.

Advise Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities at 661-8400 prior to this meeting if a sign language interpreter, an assistive listening system or any other accommodations will be required.

Third Annual

Skinner-Villa Summer Pig Out for HOSPICE set for July 14

A fundraiser for Chautauqua HOSPICE and Palliative Care will take place on Saturday, July 14 from 4 to 11 p.m. The third annual Skinner-Villa Summer Pig Out will be held at the Chautauqua Fireman’s Grounds, 4641 Railroad Ave., Stockton. It will feature a pig roast, raffles, a dunk tank, horseshoe tournament, kids’ treasure pit, silent auction and a bounce house until 9 p.m. Entertainment includes D.J. Bill Mason, live music by A Strange Kind of Sunshine, and at 9 p.m., comedian Bill Woodcock will perform (show includes adult content). For details, contact Kevin Glasier at 785-2336. Admission is $15/person or $25/couple. Kids 12 and under are free.

Upcoming events

at the Sinclairville

Free Library

The Sinclairville Free Library, located at 15 Main St., in Sinclairville, is hosting a number of events throughout the coming weeks. Contact the library at 962-5885 for details.

A BOOK TALK will be presented by Loren Mayshark today at 6 p.m. on his prize-winning book: “Death: An Exploration: Learning to Embrace Life’s Most Feared Mystery.”

WRITE CIRCLE meets Friday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. Writers of all styles and generes are welcome. For the next meeting on Friday, July 13, attendees are asked to bring two to three typed pages for a small group critique activity.

WRITE SPIRIT: (Christian Writers Group) Next meeting will be held at the library on July 19 at 6 p.m.

LIFE STORIES: (Memoir writing group) The next meeting will be held at 3 p.m. on July 12. Additional meetings are scheduled for July 26, Aug. 9 and 23 (all at 3 p.m.)

YOUNG AUTHORS: (Writer’s group for ages 8 to 17), led by Sara Kibbler will meet on Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m. and Saturday, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m.

The library will conduct a book sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the Sinclairville Village Yard Sales on Saturday, July 14.

BLB Insurance Agency Announces Dogs for Dogs Event

On July 14, BLB Insurance Agency, an affiliate of Bahgat & Laurito — Bahgat, CPA’s, will be presenting its Dogs for Dogs event. The main goal of the event is to raise money for the homeless animals at the shelter and to bring awareness throughout the community of the pets looking for forever homes. There will be Sahlen’s hot dogs and drinks available for purchase for $1 per item. There will also be face paintings for the kids! All proceeds will be donated to the Lakeshore Humane Society.

The event will be located at 3780 Eagle St., on the corner of Eagle Street and Route 60, Fredonia from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Staff will also be available to give quotes for pet insurance for any interested parties. For information about the BLB insurance agency, visit the website or call 679-0036.

Blood drive in

Ellington July 14

Donors are needed to help fuel the blood supply by donating blood this week. The Ellington Fire Department, 801 Main St., Ellington, is holding a blood drive on Saturday, July 14, between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All donors will receive a chance to win a $25 Kwik Fill gift card.

“Help the local blood supply and be entered into a Kwik Fill gift card drawing,” said Kathy Hastings, Community Blood Bank mobile drive coordinator.

During the summer months, the need for blood increases while donations decrease. “The need for blood never takes a vacation. It’s important to take the time to donate,” said Hastings. “Your donation can save up to three lives.” Blood donations made with Community Blood Bank impact the blood supply at local hospitals; therefore, donations help local family, friends, and neighbors in need.

Fredonia Farmers’ Market schedule for July 14

The Fredonia Farmers’ Market will be open this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine on Church Street in Fredonia. Sale items include a wide variety of locally grown fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, honey, maple syrup products, plants, baked goods and artisan-quality crafts. SNAP/EBT/WIC benefits are welcome. See for details. This week’s programs include Partners in Kind Story Hour from 10 to 11 a.m.; Svenska Spelman from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. featuring traditional Scandinavian dance tunes and a free healthy recipe cooking demonstration with Angie from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring strawberry salsa. Samples and helpful resources will be provided. All are welcome.

Citizens for a

Better Cassadaga meets today

The Citizens for a Better Cassadaga will meet today at 7 p.m. at the Cassadaga Library, 18 Maple Ave., Cassadaga. Upcoming events will be discussed. All area residents are invited to attend.

Ripley BOE

reorganizational meeting

The reorganizational meeting of the Board of Education of the Ripley Central School District followed immediately by the regular board meeting will be held today at 6:30 p.m. in the Research Library (Room 204) of the Ripley Central School.

Dunkirk High School Class of 1952 plans reunion for July 25

The Dunkirk High School Class of 1952 will hold a reunion luncheon Wednesday, July 25 at noon at the Clarion Hotel, 30 E. Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk.

All are invited. Guests are welcome. With questions, call 366-1640.